Ramadan, Zakat, & Alkhidmat Foundation’s Endeavours
The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner and it is time for us to re-examine our spiritual health. One way of doing that is to fulfil our duties and obligation towards Allah and our society. While fasting and saying prayers, a lot of Muslims will also be giving away Zakat and alms to the poor.
Zakat’s Importance In Islam
Zakat is the third major pillar of Islam. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Islam is built on five: To testify that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah, and that Muhammad (P.B.H.H) is His Messenger, to perform As-Salaat (the prayer), and to give Zakat… “
Zakat’s importance can be determined by the fact that holy Qur’an mentions it 30 times and it is often associated with Salaat.
“Those who behave and do righteousness, establish daily prayers and pay poor will have their reward with their Lord. (Al-Baqarah 2: 277)
“And perform As-Salaat, and give Zakat, and bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allah along with Ar-Raki’oun.” (Al-Baqarah: 43)
Zakat is a financial duty conferred by God upon all Muslims whose wealth exceeds a prescribed limit. When a person’s wealth exceeds that limit, he/she must pay the rate of 2½% of total income to help the poor and needy. The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said that: “Riches (i.e. Zakat) should be taken from the rich and returned to the poor.”
A Muslim must fulfil all his spiritual and material duties. Islam proposes a perfect harmony between the spiritual and the material world. Islam tries to establish an equal-opportunity society by abolishing discrimination, prejudice, and class inequality. Such a distribution of wealth is only possible through the instrument of Zakat. One of the most important purposes of Zakat is to prevent the unhealthy practise of accumulation of wealth in a few hands. Zakat ensures that wealth isn’t controlled by an exclusive section of a society; for that would leave the rest of the society in unrest and agitation.
Alkhidmat Foundation’s Appeal & Packages
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has been serving the deserving and downtrodden people of Pakistan since several decades. We are trusted by millions across the globe for our integrity, efficiency, and dedication. Last year (2014) we managed to reach 95,00,000 deserving people disbursing Rs. 2,001,600,000 through our seven dedicated working areas.
This year we expect to reach a greater number of people with your help and prayers!
This Ramadan, we urge all Muslims to come forth and help their deserving brethren through their most trusted source (Alkhidmat Foundation). You can invest your Zakat in the following packages:
Your Zakat donations are your investment with Allah, who shall reward you well in this life and beyond.